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What Is a Probate Examiner? Definition, Uses and Importance.

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The Probate Examiner examines files and documents in pending probate matters, providing a technical review to ensure that they have proper notice for the court hearing. The work product is then posted prior so parties can make any corrections before their hearing date arrives.

Probate examiner responsibilities

Generally, a probate examiner is responsible for reviewing probate documents prior to probate hearings being brought before the judge. If documents are incomplete the probate court will not accept the hearing until they are refiled and the examiner makes this determination in many cases before the petition is brought before the probate judge.

Expediting Probate

A probate examiner makes sure that the probate court docket is moving along quickly by efficiently by reviewing documents so that frivolous petitions do not come before the court, thus slowing it down. The probate examiner makes sure that the probate timeline is adhered to once documents are submitted.

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